|Forum topic by Brett||posted 576 days ago||1123 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
576 days ago
A couple years ago I bought a combination square at a home center. When I tested it, I found it was out of square by almost 1/8” over about 8”. I bought another brand and it tested fine.
I’m at the point in my Roubo-bench build that I need to cut the ends square to the sides. Because of my previous experience with combination squares, I decided to test my framing square first—and it was off by about 1/16” over 24”. I checked the brand and—yep—it was the same as the bad combination square.
So, with that little anecdote out of the way, here’s my actual question: several months ago I read about a technique to correct a bad (metal) framing square, but I’ve forgotten the details. Does anybody know how to fix an out-of-square metal framing square? Thanks.
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